What is the Great Loop? It's a 6,000-mile boating adventure of a lifetime that circumnavigates the eastern U.S., and a small part of Canada, via an interconnect series of waterways including the intracoastal waterway, historic canals, the Great Lakes, the inland rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, and more.
This event is an introduction to the Great Loop. We'll explain the route, how to do it, and start to prepare you for your own Great Loop adventure. The first day focuses on finding and buying your perfect Great Loop boat. On the second day, we move into practical advice for planning and preparing for the Great Loop.
What Is It Really Like to Cruise America's Great Loop?
Looper Lifestyle Agenda
If you have asked yourselves any of these questions, this seminar is for you!
• How much time and money will it take?
• What kind of boat do I need?
• Is it safe?
• How will I know what to do in an emergency?
• What can I expect to see and do on the Loop?
• How do I leave my home/family for that long?
• How much boating experience do I need?
Get the answers to these questions and so much more! You'll hear from industry professionals as well as Gold Loopers (members who have completed the Loop). Sponsors will also be exhibiting to showcase their products and services that can help you accomplish your dream of cruising the Great Loop.
Registration is $149/person and includes a one-year AGLCA membership (or membership extension) per registrant (so a couple who shares a membership and both register for the seminar will receive a two-year joint membership). After registering for the event, the complementary membership will be set up within a few days to a week by the Home Port Crew and details will be sent to you about your new membership (or membership extension). You do not need to create a new membership for yourself to register for this event.
Registration will be open through Thursday, June 8th, or whenever we reach capacity for the event.
What Other Attendees Are Saying. . .
"The seminar not only met but exceeded our expectations...thank you. We are looking forward to attending many more in the future."
"The information shared by Gold Loopers was invaluable..."
"Weren't really sure what to expect, but came away with a ton of knowledge!"
"Well done!!! My wife and I really enjoyed it."
A discounted room block has been reserved for AGLCA registrants at the Galt House Hotel, where the seminars will be held. The discounted rate is $189/night plus tax and is available through May 22, 2023. You can use this link to make an online reservation or you can call Galt House Reservations at 1-800-843-4258 and reference this group code (060823AGL) to make your reservation.
Situated on the Ohio River, Galt House offers spacious and comfortable guest rooms authentically curated to represent the past, present and future of Louisville. The Galt House offers a wide array of amenities including multiple dining options, a fitness center, a full-service spa, on-site shops and boutiques, and free WiFi. Self and valet parking ranges from $12-$40/day. The hotel is conveniently located within seven miles of Muhammad Ali International Airport.
Welcome to Home of the Kentucky Derby
Come early or stay late to experience Louisville's Southern hospitality. There's something for everyone from the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs to visiting the Muhammad Ali Center to learn all about the boxing legend. You'll also find other landmarks around the city highlighting the lives of many historic influencers and the U.S's largest Victorian architecture district in the 45-block of Old Louisville. With over 2500 restaurants, any palate is sure to find something to enjoy from regional favorites like Hot Brown sandwiches to international fare and upscale cuisine. You can also taste Kentucky's most famous export, bourbon whiskey, on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. To learn more about Louisville and plan your trip, click here.
For cancellations received up to 2 weeks prior to event, registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. For cancellations received within 2 weeks of the event start date, registration fee will be refunded less a $50 processing fee if the seat(s) can be filled. If the seat(s) cannot be filled, no refund will be issued.